Mark Curry

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The Principles of Service Design Thinking - Building Better Services

Service design is all about taking a service and making it meet the user’s and customer’s needs for that service. It can be used to improve an …

Google Wanted to Know What Makes a Manager Great, So It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. <i>What's a google</i>?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

Leadership

It’s Your Time

<b>Flipboard’s first brand campaign—and why now</b><p>Your time is precious, and you need to make the most of it. We get that. In fact, that’s why Flipboard is here—to quickly connect you to the stories that matter most in your world.<p>It’s an especially tricky problem these days. Our always-on, …

Public Relations

The Ultimate UX Guide to Color Design – Muzli - Design Inspiration

A bookmark-able guide detailing the fundamentals of color theory and practice for designers<p>“In nature, light creates the color. In the picture, color …

Style Guides

12 dazzling examples of direct mail design

Direct mail is one of the most challenging types of marketing collateral to design. The temptation is strong to simply try to replicate past …

21 Instagram Feeds Designers Love That Can Spark Ideas for Anyone

Use Instagram to have your finger on the visual pulse of the design world.<p>Instagram is today's way of having your finger on the visual pulse of the design world, across art, architecture, fashion, graphic, and product. A few weeks ago I posted our favorite design websites. Now, our list of favorite …

How to Write Well: 10 Timeless Rules From Legendary Ad Exec David Ogilvy

Writing is easy. Most people can do it. If you’re reading this, you can write.But can you write <i> well</i>? Does your writing connect with people? Does it …

Creative Writing

This Business Thrived When It Made Blog Content a Cornerstone of Its Marketing Strategy

Start simple, then hone in on your audience and ask for their feedback.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Today, popular media content is fairly homogeneous, and if you’re not posting a selfie or blogging about your latest food experience, you’re outdated, right? Wrong. …

Marketing

Here's Why Anyone Will Be Able to Develop a Computer Program 5 Years from Now

We are almost there.<p>These days, while our grandparents struggle endearingly to send a text message or compose an email, we struggle to remember that the use of computers and smartphones wasn't always intuitive.<p>Though we understand on an intellectual level that such objects are foreign to them, it's …

The Advice 12 Designers Wish They Could Give To Their Younger Selves

<i>It’s a marathon, not a sprint. Go with your gut. Relax, it’s only work.</i> What advice would you give your younger self? It’s a perennial question, for anyone interested in gleaning the life advice of the older and wiser.<p>When its 30th anniversary, the foil and film materials company Foilco decided to …

DIY dome homes built from AirCrete are an affordable & ecofriendly option

<b>First there was foamcrete, then there was papercrete and hempcrete, and now we've got AirCrete, a foamy mixture of air bubbles and cement that is</b> …

The New Trick Brilliant Managers Use to Provide Effective Feedback

Everyone loves feedback -- or do they? See how this strategy works with human nature to get you what you want.<p>Feedback is one of the hottest buzzwords of the new millennium. Whether it's Millennials forcing companies to become more transparent, or start-ups using agile methodology to launch, …

23 Marketing Automation Tools You Need to Use

Marketing is important to your business.Just call me Captain Obvious.But as customers evolve, so does the unpredictable marketing landscape.This …

Marketing

'Psychologically scarred' millennials are killing countless industries from napkins to Applebee's — here are the businesses they like the least

There are many complex reasons millennials' preferences differ from prior generations', including less financial stability and memories of growing up during the recession.<p>"I think we have got a very significant psychological scar from this great recession," Morgan Stanley analyst Kimberly …

Applebee'S

Email Validation: A Critical Success Factor in Email Marketing

Unless your goal is to be a spammer, sending emails to defunct addresses is a waste of time.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Businesses and consumers alike rely on emails for information and as a primary communication channel. As a result, email marketing is a high …

Marketing

Instead of Staffing Up For Your Marketing Campaign, Build A Chatbot.

Bots are the smartest addition to your marketing team available.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you own a business, you can't afford to ignore chatbots. While often considered a simple customer service tool, these machines can now help businesses automate a huge …

Chatbots

4 Cold Email Subject Lines That Generated $4 Million in Revenue

Without a good subject line, the content of the email doesn't matter.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No single technique has brought in more business to my company than cold email outreach. I sent more than one million cold emails and made it the singular focus of my …

Marketing

Branding for websites: successful yet subtle tips for designers

So much goes into a great brand that it’s tough to put into words. Designers need to think about brands from many perspectives like visual ideas, …

Graphic Design

Are You Using These 23 Redundant Words? [INFOGRAPHIC]

This infographic was brought to you courtesy of Global English Editing. This infographic was brought to you courtesy of Global English Editing.The …

Infographics

Looking Past Words: Twitter Movement Helps People Notice Typefaces

On Saturdays, Jim Stokes searches for typefaces.<p>And on the floors of parking lots, the displays in antique stores and the dust jackets of his modest 4,000 book science-fiction collection, he finds them.<p>Then, he waits until Sunday to post them on Twitter.<p>Stokes, 60, participates in the weekly …

Millions of Lines of Code

Codebases: Millions of Lines of Code is another great infographic from David McCandless and Information Is Beautiful showing the massive complexity …

When Social Media Is A Waste Of Time For Businesses

Ask business owners about their list of <i>should-</i>dos and they’ll tell you that right near the top is social media. Well I’m hear to relieve you of your guilt: for most solopreneurs and small businesses, social media is a huge waste of time.<p>To find out why, follow me on Twitter. <i>Kidding</i>. But really, the …

Economical, custom-built, brand new, available fast | Shipping Container Housing UK

<b>Great price.</b> A 20' x 8' fully fitted container home suitable for temporary accommodation can be bought for £12,995 (+VAT). A 40' x 30' permanent …

23 Shipping Container Home Owners Speak Out: “What I Wish I’d Known Before Building My Shipping Container Home”

We receive lots of emails from people asking us- how do I go about building my own shipping container home?<p>So to answer this question, here at …

1000 Shipping Container City cheap houses , Amsterdam , Holland.

Watch: The future of affordable housing might be in solar-powered shipping containers

If you’re a student living in a big city, paying the inevitably expensive rent could be a stretch. But what if you could get your own bedroom, bathroom and even a kitchen for $600 a month?<p>Too good to be true? Well, there is a catch: You might find yourself living in a shipping container.<p>A Danish …

Design Principles Behind Great Products – Muzli - Design Inspiration

Lately, I needed to come up with some top level principles for the product I’m currently working on. I seek for some simple yet powerful concepts …

The $25K Pod That Could Ease L.A.’s Homelessness Crisis

These bright, airy shelters are carefully designed to sidestep red tape.<p>Every night, an estimated 50,000 people sleep on the streets of Los Angeles–a figure that’s skyrocketed by 35% in the last year alone. The problem is so bad that the mayor has declared a state of emergency, and in November, …

How to schedule your day for maximum productivity when you run your own business

Time is a precious commodity, especially when you're a small business owner and it feels like there are always a million things to do.<p>"Most small business owners don't build time into their workdays for things that are not just run, run, run for the business," Laura Vanderkam, time-management …

Time Management